Date: Oct 29, 2016
By: Shih Hsiao-kuang and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
Cross-strait relations and the Act Governing the Handling of Ill-gotten Properties by
Political Parties and Their Affiliate Organizations (政黨及其附隨組織不當取得財產處理條例) were the central topics in a meeting between Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀住) and American Institute in Taipei (AIT) Chairman James Moriarty yesterday.
Hung said that stability in the Taiwan Strait was paramount to the stability in the region, a goal that is in line with US interests, adding that the KMT does not wish to see a continued deterioration of cross-strait relations because of President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) administration’s ideologies.
“We are not pursuing Taiwanese independence, and we believe the US would not favor such developments,” Hung said, adding that Taiwanese also want China to understand their expectation of participation in international organizations. [FULL STORY]